icy


icy

adjective, i·ci·er, i·ci·est.

  1. made of, full of, or covered with ice: icy roads.
  2. resembling ice.
  3. cold: icy winds.
  4. without warmth of feeling; coldly unfriendly; frigid: an icy stare.

adjective icier or iciest

  1. made of, covered with, or containing ice
  2. resembling ice
  3. freezing or very cold
  4. cold or reserved in manner; aloof
adj.

Old English isig; see ice (n.) + -y (2). Modern use is said to be a late Middle English re-formation. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Icily; iciness.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

50 queries 0.974